Hydro One Ontario Grid Control Centre (OGCC) - Facility Commissioning
In early 2002, Hydro One began building their central facility for monitoring, managing, and troubleshooting the provincial hydro network (distribution grid). The purpose of the OGCC was to consolidate resources so that Hydro One could effectively monitor the network in real time and provide immediate response to customers needs. As part of this mandate, the facility was to serve as the central hub for coordinating assets and resources for both planned and unplanned service interuptions.
Construction of the high-security facility began in 2002 and proceeded for two years. Because of the importance of the facility, there were many issues to address during this period, such as: accessibility, security, reliability, standards, contingency planning, resource coordination, testing and certification, maintenance and servicing, documentation collection, and information dissemination.
The Role of ExtenSys
ExtenSys was invited to assist Hydro One in commissioning the facility in 2002 and continued with on-site support until after the fall 2004 official opening. As part of the facility commissioning team under the Hydro One Construction and Asset Management divisions, ExtenSys employees provided the following services:
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